Daniel Radcliffe dropped by TheWrap’s Studio at the Toronto Film Festival to talk about playing someone who had guns surgically attached to his hands in Jason Lei Howden’s “Guns Akimbo.”
“I was immediately intrigued by that,” Radcliffe tells TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven. “When I got to about page 10 of the script and there was this scene where my character Miles with his new gun attachment hands has to work out and try to go to the bathroom. That was the moment that I was like ‘You’re fully exploring the premise, I’m in!’”
“It was both insane and crazy and violent but also incredibly funny and just exciting and really fun to read,” added Radcliffe.
“Guns Akimbo” centers on a nerdy video game developer named Miles (Radcliffe) who becomes the next contestant in an illegal live-streamed deathmatch, in this hilariously dark, viciously violent, and chillingly prescient sci-fi thriller. One night, Miles makes the mistake of drunkenly dropping an inflammatory barb on a broadcast of Skizm, an illegal death-match fight club streamed live to the public. In response, Riktor (Ned Dennehy), the maniacal mastermind behind the channel, decides to force Miles’ hand (or hands, as it were) and have him join the “fun.” Miles wakes to find heavy pistols bolted into his bones, and learns Nix (Samara Weaving), the trigger-happy star of Skizm, is his first opponent. She’s at his front door.
Check out the clip above to learn more about Radcliffe’s gun hands and one of the film’s insane stunts, above.